Statement by James Hansen on XL Dissent


While speaking at the University of Oregon Law Conference on March 1st, James Hansen made the following statement about XL Dissent. 

“These people who are willing to put themselves on the line are real heros because our leaders do not understand the importance of this. For them to rule that there’s no environmental impact is pure scientific garbage. We have to leave those dirtiest fuels in the planet in the ground. We can still do that. There’s only a teeny fraction of tar sands that have been extracted so far. If we keep that pipeline from being built and get a fee on carbon, all of that stuff will be left in the ground. But we better stop the pipeline first. “

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